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  • Apogee Enterprises Inc. reported its fiscal 2015 third-quarter results on Dec. 18, with revenues of $244.4 million up 23 percent versus the prior-year period.“Architectural glass operating income tripled, and the architectural framing systems...saw approximately 30 percent growth in operating income,” said Joseph F. Puishys, Apogee chief executive officer. “Operating income in the architectural...
  • Construction companies added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia from November 2013 and November 2014 while construction employment increased in 26 states and D.C. between October and November, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The list of states gaining jobs has varied significantly from month to month in a variable...
  • Participant registration is open for GPD Finland 2015, to be held June 24 to 26, 2015 in Tampere, Finland. Show organizers have revamped the 2015 event, featuring the subjects “Business – Innovation – Design,” to include new interactive elements, increased presentations and speeches, with panel discussions, round table dialogues, polls and message boards introduced alongside them, and additional...
  • According to "Electrochromic Glass and Film Markets – 2014-2021" a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, the market for electrochromic glass will reach $2.2 billion in revenue by 2020, growing to over $3 billion by 2022.The biggest market for electrochromic glass remains smart windows, however, new applications in smartphones and displays may emerge, according to the report. The...
  • Glasspex India 2015, the fourth International Exhibition for Glass Production – Processing – Products, will take place March 13 to 15, 2015 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India. During the 2013 event, more than 180 exhibitors from 22 countries presented their innovations to 3,347 trade visitors from India and abroad.Demand for glass from the beverage, infrastructure and...
  • Global demand for flat glass is forecast to advance 8.6 percent per year to 11.5 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $112 billion, according to Freedonia's World Flat Glass Market report, released Dec. 15. The largest improvements are expected in developed countries, as rebounds in building construction activity in these regions of Europe and North America will support rising demand for...
  • Quality Metalcrafts LLC/Americlad announced the addition of G. Bowie and Associates to serve as the company’s architectural representative for Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and the Florida Panhandle. Founded in 1992, G.Bowie and Associates specializes in Division 8 products and will be actively promoting the extensive Americlad product line, which includes aluminum plate wall panels, composite...
  • Victor H. Reeder (Vic), founder of Custom Glass Products Inc. passed away on Nov.19 at the age of 84. Reeder was recognized as a leader and innovator in the glass industry, developing coatings and energy efficient insulating glass products for the commercial and residential fenestration industries, according to Custom Glass officials.In 1968, Reeder accepted a position with Multi-Pane,...
  • As C.R. Laurence expands its U.S. Aluminum Division, the growing brand has recently appointed David Chatburn to outside sales representative for the Washington, Oregon, and Alaska regions. Chatburn started his career in the glass industry as a glazing contractor then operated as general manager at Ellis Glass until he opened his own glass shop, Idaho Glassworks in Boise. Most recently,...
  • Officials from Pleotint LLC announced that the Suntuitive self-tinting dynamic interlayer is now listed on the National Fenestration Rating Council’s Approved Interlayer List for laminated glass.According to Chad Simkins, vice president of Pleotint, the most common way for fenestration products to receive NFRC-certified ratings is through a simulation process, and only interlayers that are on the...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...